sensory faculty

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Noun1.sensory faculty - the faculty through which the external world is apprehended; "in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"
faculty, mental faculty, module - one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
sense modality, sensory system, modality - a particular sense
sensitivity, sensitiveness, sensibility - (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation; "sensitivity to pain"
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The company says the pattern works on the brain without interfering with the cognitive and sensory faculty and gently coax the brainwave patterns to induce sleep.
One hypothesis that attempts to explain the basis of this sensory faculty is known as the magnetite theory of magnetoreception.